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Rashid St. James – Yung Tetsuo (Berry Gordy) (Prod. 4:44) [Audio]

Toronto, ONRashid St. James just released a monster new single titled “Yung Tetsuo (Berry Gordy).” This single was featured on the recently released SmashMouth Mentality Vol. 2 compilation tape put out by our friends over at SmashMouth Music Group. Check it out.

Rashid St. James - Yung Tetsuo (Berry Gordy)(Prod. 4:44) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com


The track was produced by 4:44 and features a nod to all things manga and anime. Apparently Rashid is big into manga and anime. This particular track was influenced by the Katsuhiro Otomo movie, Akira. Yung Tetsuo is a character from the movie. The basic plot line of it all is that Tetsuo is attempting to release this imprisoned psychic named Akira. And at the end of the movie Tetsuo makes this Big Bang thing happen and then says “I am Tetsuo.” And it’s heavy as f**k.

So Rashid St. James brings us into that very anime-fuelled world and takes us out for a night on the town. This is actually a pretty hard track. Rashid has a grizzly edge to his raps, and he’s not shy about turning ish up. And the whole anime influence on it all softens that edge a bit.

Then there’s also that whole “Berry Gordy” part of the track that surfaces in the hook. In case you’re not familiar, Berry Gordy is the founder of the Motown record label.

So let’s break it all down right now: this joint is one-part tripped out anime adventure, one-part ode to the demigod of Motown, and two-parts wild-out rap track of serious status. Dang. Make sure you keep it locked on Rashid’s The Nightmare In The Afterhours project, which is slated for an early 2015 release.


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